Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers

S.W.A. Haneyah, Johannes M.J. Schutten, K. Fikse

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This paper addresses the inbound container scheduling problem for automated sorter systems in express parcel sorting. The purpose is to analyze which container scheduling approaches maximize the throughput of sorter systems. We build on existing literature, particularly on the dynamic load balancing algorithm designed for the parcel hub scheduling problem, and adapt the existing algorithm to include travel times on sorters. Then, we conduct computational experiments to analyze the performance of different scheduling approaches for different operational scenarios and system layouts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEfficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013
EditorsUwe Clausen, Michael ten Hompel, J. Fabian Meier
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-01377-0
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture notes in logistics
ISSN (Print)2194-8917


  • METIS-297285
  • IR-86996

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